Abstract Submission

We now invite abstract proposals for the XXIV Congress in Santiago de Chile.

Proposals will be considered for inclusion in the programme if they are received for review by 30th March 2018.


Presentation types

We invite proposals for oral presentations, poster presentations, and for symposia. Two presentations as first author, with a maximum of one oral presentation, is the usual limit for every contributor.

Oral presentations (except the plenary lectures) will usually be 15 minutes talk plus 5 minutes for questions and discussion.

Posters will be presented during the dedicated Poster Session on Wednesday 4th September. Posters can be in portrait or landscape but please note our poster boards have dimensions of 1170mm wide x 870mm high. This means that we can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 in landscape orientation or A1 in portrait orientation. Poster boards will be in place throughout the conference and you are encouraged to leave the posters in place for the whole duration.

Symposia will be scheduled at suitable times in the programme. Symposia provide the opportunity for a focused session on a key area of research interest in human ethology. Format for symposia is flexible and proposals to be considered by the Program Committee should give details of the proposed topic and format, including Chairperson, proposed speakers (who should have confirmed they are willing to participate), and a proposed schedule (e.g. time allocated to individual talks, whether there will be discussions, panel sessions etc.). As an example, your symposium might have one chair with a 10 min introduction, then four speakers who each have a 20 min slot, and an additional 20 mins scheduled for a panel discussion. Symposia should normally last between one and two hours. Note that for symposia proposals, the proposed Chairperson should submit a proposal for the symposium (i.e. an overview of the entire symposium). Individual speakers who will take part in the symposium should also submit their own abstracts individually.


Guidelines for abstract submissions

Abstract proposals can be submitted from the link at the bottom of this page. You will need to have ready the following information:

Contact details of the presenting author

Full ordered author list and author affiliations

Abstract (between 200 and 300 words)

You may also (optionally) upload a pdf containing the above information.


After abstract submission

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee and the presenting author will be contacted as soon as a decision is made. The Program Committee reserves the right not to include submitted abstracts in the congress program, or to recommend a change in presentation type (e.g. from oral presentation to poster, or vice versa).


Student First Authors

First author (i.e. presenting) students whose contribution has been accepted as oral or poster paper (including talks in symposia) will be exempted from the registration fee and will be allocated to free (shared) student accommodation and banquet ticket.


Click here to submit your abstract!